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Bengali sisters give Germany a taste of Bollywood

The two teenage NRI sisters, who had caused ripples back home after reaching the finals of a popular reality show in Germany, have lost, but not before providing the audience there a taste of Bollywood.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2009 15:24 IST

The two teenage NRI sisters, who had caused ripples back home after reaching the finals of a popular reality show in Germany, have lost, but not before providing the audience there a taste of Bollywood.

In the finals of 'Germany's next Showstars' contest broadcast on the European country's Pro Sieben channel late last night, Debarati Mandal, 18, and Nabaneeta Mandal, 14, could not make it to the top three.

But, before making their exit, the Bengali siblings did create a fan base for Bollywood songs and dance there.

"Oh, my God! India was never so near to us, super sexy, full of mystery, exact, professional and your smiles reach us high up," DJ Bobo, one of the jury members exhilarated after their performance.

"Everyone, including the jury, was ecstatic after our performance. Although we didn't win the contest, we didn't lose either," Debarati told PTI over phone from Frankfurt.

She said, "They (Germans) had heard about Bollywood, but had no idea how entertaining it can be. Our hip swings, which is so common in India, left the judges so fascinated that all of them came to the dancing stage and asked us to teach them the steps."